When seasonal fall eats come up in conversation, our minds go straight to that iconic orange gourd, in the form of PSLs and pumpkin soups. But, when you think about fall harvest, it’s really ALL about the squash. There are so many unique ways to enjoy spaghetti squashwithout treating it like spaghetti, and the list of drool-worthy winter squash recipes could go on for days. Feeling dessert-y? Butternut squash desserts are where it’s at. If we haven’t sold you yet, these 17 delectable squash recipes should do the trick. Allow yourself to be converted.

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1. Cardamom Spiced Butternut Squash Soup With Sautéed Capers: It’s inevitable — the first place your mind goes when you see squash in the produce section is soup. This silky butternut soup is vegan, grain-free and gluten-free, so it’s perfect for anyone with dietary sensitivities. (via The Clean Dish)

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2. Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash: This presentation is elegant enough for treating guests, and easy enough for a quick weeknight meal. The artichokes add a nice chewy and meaty texture, while the cheese adds a bit of saltiness. Also, you don’t have to dirty any bowls, so that’s pretty awesome. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)

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3. Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba Style: Carbs can be hard to avoid at times, but straying from noodles doesn’t have to be a struggle. You simply need to sub in the right ingredient — and spaghetti squash does the trick. You will not miss the noodles in this tasty and wholesome dish, we promise! (via Pickled Plum)

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4. Roasted Butternut Squash With Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce and Thyme: The holidays are approaching quickly, and with the season come dinner parties galore. Whether you’re hosting at home or bringing a side to a potluck, this buttery roasted squash will have people talking. (via Will Cook for Friends)

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5. Curried Butternut and White Bean Tacos: When you’re looking for something that’s substantial and healthy, all while still tasting like a treat, these tacos are the perfect solution. Use leftover squash and beans on a salad the next day to up your veggie game. (via Veggie and the Feast)

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6. Tempeh and Squash Sesame Autumn Rolls: We’ve eaten spring rolls, and we’ve had our share of summer rolls — now give us autumn rolls. Herbaceous, fresh and clean like their counterparts, these autumn rolls aren’t exactly traditional, but they’re a beautiful spin on a go-to favorite. (via Nourishing Matters)

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7. Roasted Butternut Squash Fettuccine: A heaping pile of rich and creamy pasta during the cold months is a must, and it doesn’t even have to be terrible for you. This healthy Alfredo-esque sauce brings earthiness and natural sweetness to the table. Noodles smothered in silky fall flavors forever, PLEASE. (via The Lemon Press)

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8. Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing: Oftentimes, stuffing is what we look forward to most at holiday dinners. You just can’t go wrong with chunks of bread that have spent hours soaking up savory flavors. This particular stuffing dish incorporates squash, and we’re totally in love with it. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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9. Kabocha Empanadas With Gruyère and Thyme: Sometimes you just want to bite into a savory pastry. With a gluten-free crust, these hearty and tempting empanadas are stuffed to their brims with flavor; you certainly won’t miss the meat. (via Snixy Kitchen)

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10. Toasted Quinoa Delicata Squash Bowls With Almond Butter Sauce and Pickled Apples: This medley makes for a perfect lunch or light dinner. It’s so delicious, you’ll be torn between wanting to share the love and hogging the dish all for yourself. (via The Scratch Artist)

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11. Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza: Pizza all day, every day! When this is your mantra, pizza is a regular treat, and when pizza is a regular treat, you need to switch things up once in a while. This scrumptious veg pizza will do just that. (via The Live-in Kitchen)

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12. Roasted Butternut Squash and Spinach Pasta: This unique pasta dish is a full-throttle welcome to fall. Best of all, it’s easy to throw together — so when weeknights get chaotic with soccer practices and spin classes, you have a healthy meal you can rely on. (via Veggies Don’t Bite)

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13. Roasted Butternut Squash Sandwiches With Balsamic White Bean Spread: Who doesn’t love sinking their teeth into a flavorful, texture-packed sandwich? This crusty ‘wich is stuffed with sweet roasted butternut squash and smothered with a white bean spread for that creaminess we crave. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

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14. Butternut Squash Chili: Chili is hands down one of the best comfort foods to curl up with when cold weather hits. Vegetarians shouldn’t have to miss out on this, and they don’t with veg-based chilis like this one. Complete with squash, hearty quinoa, beans and peppers, this dish is ready in 30 minutes. (via Savory Tooth)

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15. Butternut Squash and Parsnip Tart: This wonderfully flaky tart is adorned with a creamy layer of ricotta and roasted root veggies, which makes it a guilt-free indulgence. Impress your family at brunch, or treat your friends for a weeknight gathering. (via Oh My Veggies)

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16. Butternut Squash Risotto: This risotto, though! Risotto should be the poster meal for elegant indulgence. It’s creamy, dreamy and easier to put together than you think. Finished off with pancetta and sage, this dish just screams for fall. (via Havoc in the Kitchen)

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17. Farro Salad With Butternut Squash: Heck yes — this salad is what dreams are made of. This fresh and colorful dish takes that whole sweet and salty thing to a new level of irresistibility. Despite the confetti of ingredients, it’s easy to put together. (via Erica Julson)

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